To improve early grade reading levels and cut the high school drop-out rate in half.
Impact In Community
In 2016, United Way agencies provided opportunities for youth and adults to learn and be successful in school and life. Through Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program, 115 children had a mentor in school or out in the community. Multicultural Coalition prepared 41 individuals to prepare for their citizenship test. At the YWCA, 32 girls were taught skills to empower them to thrive in school and in life. At the YMCA, 50 children had a fun and safe place to go after school. 344 boys and girls had the opportunity to learn new skills and build character through an afterschool program offered by the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. In 2016, 44,340 books were mailed to local children through the Imagination Library Program.
Fast Facts from 2017
United Way Community Partners served 4,727 people in education.
1,204 children were connected with a caring adult
Imagination Library enrollment in 2017 was 3,100 children
942 youth participated in community orgainzation programs
347 youth demonstrated personal and social responsibility
How Can You Help
It's Easy! Volunteer. You can volunteer to be a mentor, tutor, troop leader, etc. Click Here to view current volunteer opportunities on the Heartland Volunteer Center website.